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by Daniel Peterson

It's like when I think of forever
Beyond vagrant, vacant, and blue
Past every little build up point
In our lives we build so far up
How there can't be an end-
Grayness a mile long
Cavernous shadow of a memory
In the flickering firelight still
Even when I run to the end
Of my thoughts as the end of these words
You run forever on
Past where the living can see
And as far as I can think is
As far as you can run with me
So in truth I don't defy my eye
Yet in forever - let it be
The end that's never here
holds the end that is to be
while we're spinning here on earth
looking through our destinies.

07/13/1999

Posted on 06/17/2005
Copyright © 2024 Daniel Peterson

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 07/01/07 at 11:29 AM

The circle of life is what this expresses to me! Infinity! Great lines--"The end that's never here holds the end that is to be."

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